970 volunteers participated in seven packaging events during the month of March – producing 136,878 Nutri-Plenty® servings. Our thanks to groups from Bellarmine University, Ewing Elementary School, First Baptist Church (Grayson, KY), GPNA Neighborhood Association, Kentuckiana Association of UCC Churches, Prichard Elementary School, SECC Small Group, Shelby Christian Church, Shelbyville Rotary Club, and St. Michael’s Catholic Parish.
The month included two special milestones. Students at Prichard Elementary School packaged the 6,000,000th total meal and Love the Hungry also celebrated the 35,000th volunteer to participate in a packaging session. Shelby Christian Church/Shelbyville Rotary and the Kentuckiana Association of UCC Churches also became the newest members of the LTH “100,000 Meals Club.”
A significant amount of humanitarian aid was shipped during the month, including a container shipment (250,000+ meals and other supplies) to South Sudan, two pallets of fortified meals to Haiti, and a “First Response” shipment of aid to Malawi.